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Food for Thought

Unread post by billmcct » 2019-04-16, 08:52

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... ious-code/
Kinda makes me want to check all my lists.
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Re: Food for Thought

Unread post by therube » 2019-04-16, 11:06

If an "ad blocker" can do this, then the potential exists for any extension to do the same, by unintended coding or by malicious intent.

Google feels its an extension issue.
From the little I know about Chrome extensions, they're safe as can be ;-).

Mozilla certainly does nothing pertaining to vetting their extensions.


Oh, & lets not forget that Chrome has already started down the path of wanting to block (or at least greatly neuter) adblockers.

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Re: Food for Thought

Unread post by Nigaikaze » 2019-04-16, 12:46

billmcct wrote:Kinda makes me want to check all my lists.
Or switch to uBlock Origin. According to other articles about this, uBO does not support the $rewrite feature that is being exploited here.
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Re: Food for Thought

Unread post by vannilla » 2019-04-16, 12:54

What is the purpose of the rewriting rule?
Why was it created? What does it solve?
Has there been a change in advertising companies that made old and less dangerous filters useless?

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Re: Food for Thought

Unread post by therube » 2019-04-16, 19:50

Support for the rewrite option was added to give filter list authors more control when dealing with pre-roll video ads.
https://adblockplus.org/blog/potential- ... ter-option
The $rewrite filter provides a way to remove tracking data from URLs. One example might be avoiding Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). "We could redirect people to the non-AMP page as AMP is only meant to advertise and track not to actually make the web better," suggested Adblock Plus developer Hubert Figuière last year.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/1 ... plus_hole/
Has there been a change in advertising companies that made old and less dangerous filters useless?
JustOff points to uBlock Origin's thoughts, https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.ph ... 61#p165161.

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